Dr Gartzou-Katsouyanni joins DPIR

The Department is delighted to announce that Dr Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni has joined the team as the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow.

Dr Gartzou-Katsouyanni has come to the Department from the London School of Economic’s European Institute - where she was a postdoctoral fellow, and from where she also holds her PhD. 

The Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowships are aimed at researchers at the beginning of the careers, with a research record but who have not yet held a full-time permanent academic post, to undertake a significant piece of publishable work.

It is hoped that the appointment would lead to a more permanent position for the individual, either within the same or another university.

Dr Gartzou-Katsouyanni’s research explores the politics and political economy of place in European countries. In the context of a growing recognition that spatial inequality profoundly affects political outcomes, she studies the institutional and socio-political factors that affect economic performance at the local level, on the one hand, and the impact of local economic trajectories on political attitudes and outcomes, on the other.

Her research has been published in the Cambridge Journal of Regions,Economy and SocietyPolitics & Society; and Governance, among other journals. She is also co-author of The Greco-German Affair in the Euro Crisis: Mutual Recognition Lost? (Palgrave Pivot, 2018)

I am thrilled to have just started my new position as Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at DPIR.

“I look forward to working on my new research project on “Land inequality and the politics of place in advanced democracies” in the coming three years and I am really excited to meet the DPIR’s fantastic scholars and students.”

Dr Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni